Electricity generation

Re: Electricity generation

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:16 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:The Lister engines are indeed tough little cookies.
Great for electrical generation and simple to run.
Another low tech solution!
http://www.utterpower.com/the-redstone-project/

Here's mine. It's a ChangFa R185 coupled to a Markon 3.2kW 2 pole head. I run the engine at about 1900 rpm to get 3600 on the gen head. Just used it for 10 hours yesterday through a nasty little ice storm. It won't start the well pump, but it keeps the food cold, the furnace running, and the Keystoker going.
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7am - just fired it up.
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3pm - look what a little extra CO2 can do!
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3:15pm - better go out and cut the grass.
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Chris
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Electricity generation

PostBy: BillMarti On: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:51 pm

samhill wrote:Can`t use that whistlenut, it has to be a controllable energy source. Try & harness the bullcrap just might end up in world destruction.


But I thought that was what the governors were for? Ain't that what they're there for to regulate the bull crap?
BillMarti
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520